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GOG.com Launches Linux Support, Ahead Of Schedule

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That's right, GOG.com has just announced they are supporting Linux, way ahead of their scheduled dates of around October or November. The launch brings 50 Linux-compatible games right away. GOG.com announced it on their website today, no doubt to the surprise of many. GOG.com says that 100 Linux…

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First Release Of KDE's Plasma 5 Desktop Arrives

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For those looking forward to the next-gen incarnation of the KDE Plasma Desktop, the first release of Plasma 5 has now arrived. A polished up UI, new default desktop theme and high-DPI support are some of the big obvious changes while still managing to maintain the traditional design and workflow.…

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Grim Fandango Remake Coming To Linux

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GNU/Linux gaming keeps on getting better and a recent announcement from developer Double Fine has caused much excitement. The remake of Grim Fandango is coming to Linux, alongside the console exclusive Playstation 4 and Vita versions as well as Windows and Mac! Double Fine initially made the…

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The Witcher 2 Lands On Steam For Linux, Is A 'Windows Wrapper' Port

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There was much rejoicing and fanfare earlier today among Linux gamers eagerly awaiting the Linux release of The Witcher 2 - Assassins of Kings, which has landed on Steam For Linux. However, some of the rejoicing was short-lived. It didn't take long for Linux users to dig deeper into the downloaded…

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Birdie Twitter App to be Rewritten

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It was only a bit over a week ago that I wrote an article on the Birdie Twitter application. Well, now the Birdie team is scrapping the current codebase and looks to be rebooting the application as Birdie 2.0. In a blog post titled "It's time to say goodbye" on the 26th February 2014, the Birdie…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Adds 3 More Games; Plus! Portal 2 Beta Arrives

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 adds another three games plus Valve announces the release of the Portal 2 beta for Linux! Humble Indie Bundle 11 launched last week, featuring six cross-platform games, although at this stage only five are completely Linux compatible. As usual the three additional games have…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Launches

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It's that time again folks, another Humble Indie Bundle has landed featuring 6 Linux compatible games. Well, sort of... for now, let's just say 5 Linux compatible games. It almost seems like the Humble Bundles are rolling out quicker and quicker these days. Humble Indie Bundle 11 has recently…

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Upstart/Systemd war over - Ubuntu to switch to systemd

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The popular but at times controversial init/system management daemon known as systemd looks to be becoming the de facto init standard in the Linux world as Ubuntu decides to switch to systemd in place of Upstart. Mark Shuttleworth revealed the upcoming changes in a blog post titled 'Losing…

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Space Pioneer - an ambitious Kickstarter project promising day one Linux support

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"Created by real world astronauts, scientists and architects. Build vast colonies and cities. Explore the many unknowns of our universe!" That's the tagline of the ambitious space sim/real time strategy game Kickstarter project by Space Enigma Studios, who is also promising day one Linux support.…

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Humble Indie Bundle X Adds 3 More Games

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As we come to expect from the Humble Indie Bundles, with around 6 days remaining, another 3 games have been added to the latest Bundle for those paying above the average purchase price. Humble Indie Bundle X launched last week, featuring games such as To The Moon, Joe Danger 2: The Movie, Papo…

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Configuring a single Ubuntu installation as a dual-boot option and a VirtualBox appliance under Windows 10

 HowToForge: I often need to use Windows 10 and Ubuntu on the same machine within a single login session, so I run Ubuntu as a virtual machine in Oracle VirtualBox.

Fluxday: A no-fuss open source productivity tracker

Unni Koroth shares why his company created open source productivity tool Fluxday.

5 reasons system administrators should use revision control

Check out these five tips for using revision control in operations.

Our First Look at Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon

 FOSSforce: It's been almost a month since Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" was released, so we decided to take it for a spin and have our first ever look at the Cinnamon desktop.

Women In Tech: Jane Silber, CEO Of Canonical

TomsHardware: Silber has been running Canonical (maker of Ubuntu, among a great many other software products) in one form or another for well over a decade at this point

Solus Project to No Longer Offer a Release Schedule, Solus 1.2.1 Gets Delayed

 softpedia: The announcement follows the recent news of Solus becoming a rolling release operating system

GNOME Software 3.22 Will Support Installation of Snaps, Flatpak Repository Files

GNOME Software is an essential app distributed as part of the GNOME Stack

Minimalist Web Browser ‘Min’ Sees New Release

OMGubuntu: Two big new features are appended to the existing feature set which includes tab tasks, focus mode and a built-in reading list.

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7 Mages brings a touch more of traditional dungeon crawling to Linux

Tags:Adventure,RPG,SteamControlling a party of adventurers, exploring dungeons and fighting weird magical creatures is an RPG tradition as old as the…

Physics-based 3D puzzler Human: Fall Flat released on Steam for Linux

Tags:Steam,Puzzle Human: Fall Flat is an open-ended physics puzzler with an optional local co-op mode, developed by No Brakes Games, and available…

Stardew Valley is now in beta for Linux

Tags:Steam,Simulation,Coming Soon,BetaUpdate: It now seems to be live, I was able to download it and play it. Here's the password and link to the…

Auto-Staccato looks like a great new take on rhythm games

Tags:Action,Greenlight,Indie Game,Music,SteamAuto-Staccato is a new action rhythm game coming to Linux and it's trying to get on Steam. Think of…

Fancy playing Quake with the Vulkan API? Now you can

Tags:Open Source,VulkanI'm a little late on reporting this due to being ill, but Quake has been ported to Vulkan and it's open source of course.…

FOX n FORESTS, a very interesting looking 16-Bit style action platformer is on Kickstarter

Tags:Retro,Platformer,Interview,Editorial,DRM Free,Adventure,ActionFOX n FORESTS, a 16-Bit style action platformer that has adventure and puzzle…

Beat Cop, the retro pixel art adventure game has a new trailer

Tags:Adventure,Coming Soon,RetroBeat Cop is a rather interesting looking 80s inspired pixel art adventure game due out later this year, and it…

Vikings – Wolves of Midgard Announced from Kalypso Media and Games Farm with Linux support

Tags:RPG,Coming Soon,Action,Unity3DKalypso Media really are getting Linux friendly aren't they! Vikings – Wolves of Midgard has been announced…

The Battle for Wesnoth, the great open source fantasy strategy game is now on Steam Greenlight

Tags:Greenlight,Open Source,Steam,StrategyThe Battle for Wesnoth is probably one of the all time great open source games. It's been around for a long…

Progress on our User Statistics Page has continued, feedback requested

Tags:Site InfoUpdates will be listed at the bottom as I go. Since I am sick with Tonsillitis I decided to take a quick break from news and work on…

Cheese Talks: Porting Games to Linux & Day of the Tentacle

Tags:EditorialHi people! A new Cheese Talks article just went live! This time, I'm looking back at what I learned from porting Day of the Tentacle…

Sinner’s Sorrow, a grim looking action adventure is coming to Linux

Tags:Action,Adventure,Coming Soon,Indie GameI don't have a freaking clue what's going in the teaser trailer for Sinner's Sorrow, but wow am I…

openFrameworks C++ toolkit now has a Vulkan backend that supports Linux

Tags:Vulkan,ToolkitI'm going to be honest, I had never heard of openFrameworks until today. It claims it's a C++ toolkit that glues together several…

Vulkan backend for the Dolphin emulator is now feature complete

Tags:Emulation,Open Source,VulkanOn the github pull request to bring in the Vulkan backend for the Dolphin emulator, it now reads as feature…

Dave Airlie has been working on an AMD Vulkan driver

Tags:Drivers,AMDDave Airlie has been working on an open source AMD Vulkan driver and he's ready to show it off a little bit. I do love the fact that…